Natural ways to look younger! Really? You want to look younger than your actual age? Is that even possible? Yes it is! You just have to take on some simple habits and keep at them everyday. Everyone is growing older everyday but it really gets real to you when you turn 40 years old and more real when you are 50 years old. You know you are growing old, you just want to age gracefully.
Water is made up from 2 portions of hydrogen and 1 portion of oxygen. The sun powers the whole world and it is made of hydrogen. You can only imagine how much power runs through your body every time you drink water. Water hydrates, cleans, dilutes and flushes. If you drink 2 liters of water everyday, it will do all this in your body, the result will be a healthier and younger looking you. Water helps the body absorb nutrients, it will also hydrate you and make your skin less wrinkly. Water regulates the body temperature. Water makes your body alkaline and unhealthy for cancer growth.
– Drink 8 (250ml) glasses of water every day.
– Drink 500 – 750ml of water fist thing in the morning on an empty stomach. One glass before a meal, one glass before a shower and one glass before going to bed.
– Drink warm water
– Relax in a hot bath (not a shower) at least twice a month.
Smoothies, juices and other drinks
Smoothie – One cup of smoothie a day will definitely keep the doctor far from you. A smoothie is a combination of fruits, fruits and vegetables or just vegetables blended into a liquid paste. I always prefer smoothies to juices. They have both the pulp and the juice. Take a cup of smoothie a day.
Juice – A juice is the fluid in fruits, vegetables or foods extracted for drinking. Juices are good but they don’t have the pulp. Always make your juices from fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid juices made from concentrate.
Alcohol – Drink less or no alcohol. It is very bad for you.
Tea – Fruit tea, green tea and herb teas are the healthier options of tea
Fizzy drinks – avoid fizzy drinks they add unnecessary calories and sugar to your body. Drinking fizzy will make you increase in weight. You will also age rapidly!
We have to eat every day. One very important point to always keep in mind is: “anything you eat is either helpful to your health or destroying your health!”
No fried food – Fried food takes 8 times longer to digest than boiled or raw food. Also frying food puts a lot of fat in the body. Fat does not digest completely, excess fat from our food stores itself in the blood arteries.
Cook your vegetables without water. This helps retain the vitamins and minerals that would have been dissolved in the water used to cook them.
Cook your food at 86 degrees centigrade. At 63 degrees all germs in the food is eliminated but at 100 degrees most of the nutrients in the food is dead!
Root food – Yam, potato, sweet potatoes and carrots are root foods. Most of their nutrients are just under the skin. Cook your root food with its skin.
Chew your food counting to 20 before swallowing. It makes you get filled quicker and reduces the amount of food you consume.
Eat your meals in smaller servings
Avoid processed food. Use fresh food for most if not all of your cooking.
Eat less meat and avoid meat with fat on them.
Do not eat meals late at night
Eat more vegetables and proteins than carbohydrates
Fruit – Have some fruit every day. Five portions a day is recommended.
Sugar – Do not take sugar or foods with sugar! It becomes an addiction and it speeds up the aging process. Use honey or fruit sugar instead.
Exercise – avoid sitting for a long time, don’t sit for more than an hour. If you work in a sitting position, give yourself quick walk breaks. Take a walk to the local grocery shop instead of driving. Start taking the bus or train to work so you can walk to and from the stations.
Walk – walk for at least half an hour 5 days to 7 out of 7 days a week.
– go for a walk on an empty stomach, you will loose more calories that way.
Workout – jog – dance. Keep active, you need 1 hour of exercise every day. You could join a gym.
Get yourself a Fitbit. It would help you keep up with all the above points. You wear it round your wrist like a wrist watch. Sync it with your phone to keep track of all your exercises.
Our sleep time is when we completely relax. Sleep promotes physical recovery and mental restoration. Sleep helps us get and feel refreshed. An ideal sleeping schedule would be to sleep at 9pm and wake up at 6am.
– 8 hours of sleep is needed every day.
– sleep in a dark room
Talk less (it drains) and act more (it’s fulfilling).
Smile and Laugh more. You use less face muscles than when you frown.
Don’t smoke! It kills!
Spend less time watching the television. TV watching makes you less active.
Watch your weight, make sure it never ever gets too much for your height and age.
Join a social group. Play games, dine out, go for a walk in the park and do a whole lot more with them
A younger you
It is possible to look younger than your age when you live healthy. Cultivate healthy habits in your drinking, eating sleeping, body exercise and other daily activities. Remember being healthy is not what you do, being healthy is who you are.
So how are you getting on with slowing down your ageing process? Was this post helpful? Do you have any questions? Let me know by leaving a comment